Monday, March 12, 2012


Can someone please explain to me WHY we still have Daylight Savings Time when it is no longer necessary?

I don't mind the "Fall Back" but "Spring Forward?"   Not so much.

On Saturday, I woke up at the unGodly hour of 6:20am but I was all bright eyed and bushy tailed (which sounds like maybe I need to do some "personal grooming") and ready to face the day.  

But yesterday morning, which was when Spring Forward kicked in, I didn't spring out of bed with quite the same vigor as I did the day before.

No.  Instead, I groaned and peered into the darkness and felt as if I had spent the previous night partying hard into the wee small hours of the morning.

Which I hadn't.  My big Saturday night partyfest consisted of watching my Ducks being defeated by the Stars (DISLIKE!) and then watching the Daytona Supercross twice while drinking one, count 'em ONE, beer.

Why did I watch it twice?  We always record Supercross and while we, meaning TheManTheMyth and I, were halfway through, Thing 1 arrived home from HIS long day of motorcycle racing and wanted to watch the race from the beginning.

And to really throw us all for a loop, Thing 2, who has zero interest in motorcycle racing, actually emerged from her cave to watch with us.

So for the first time in I can't even remember how long it's been, all four of us sat together to watch TV.

And yes, the kids bickered the entire time.


I had agreed to meet up at my sister's house at 9:00am for a big long walk and I figured I would wake up around 7:00, 7:30am, read the Sunday paper in a leisurely fashion, eat some breakfast and then head on over.  

But this stupid Spring Forward threw those plans right out the window.

While I did wake up at 7:00ish, it was still kind of dark and gloomy and I just could not get moving.  I stumbled through the house, got dressed, stumbled around some more, checked my e-mails, stumbled around and finally left the house without ever reading my Sunday paper.

When I returned home after doing a 5 mile walk, I STILL felt out of sorts and ended up taking a nap.  And STILL felt like a zombie until it was time to go to bed.

I just don't know how this Daylight Savings Time Spring Forward crap is supposed to make one productive when all it does is screw up sleep patterns and turns one into a zombie.

Get rid of it, I say.

In other news, people here in Southern California are all twitterpated about a rock.

Yes.  A rock.

Stories about said rock made the nightly news, thousands of people would turn out whenever The Rock made a stop and people would just "ooh and ahhh" because there was a rock in their midst.
It's a ROCK fercryinoutloud.


That will become Art.  With a Capital A. 

Yeah, I don't get it.

Maybe because I'm still in a Spring Forward fog.

Nah.  I don't get it because it's a ROCK.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry darling......I love daylight savings time and wish they would keep it all year. It stays light later and it still is light in the am because the sun rises earlier as we go toward summer.

    Which brings me to something I do not understand. Why did you wake up at 6;20 am when it was actually 5:20 am old time? It seems like your internal clock was just looking to make you miserable. Or do I have it all wrong? Maybe I am crazy.

    Sorry you had a bad day....hope tomorrow will be better.